Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I feel the need. The need for speed.

High protein
Low carb
Cheap to make
Family friendly
Super yummy
and FAST

The perfect meal when you are in a hurry as they take practically no time at all to prepare. I totally needed that last night... it was 7 PM before I got home, hadn't eaten yet and I just wanted to get in and out of the kitchen. This was perfect...


Shelly's Asian Lettuce Cups

3/4 lb. Ground Turkey or Chicken (about 1/2 a package)
4 Green Onions, diced
6 Mushrooms, chopped
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
1 Tablespoon Sherry
Lettuce Leaves (Green Leaf, Bibb, Boston, Iceberg all work fine)
Cashews, chopped

Separate lettuce leaves. Wash and spin dry. Set aside. Saute all ingredients together. Use a wooden spoon to break up meat. Cook meat till no pink is seen.

Divide mixture among lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Fold and eat taco style.


Highlights of the Day:

* Yay. Fun mail. My super cool bento box arrived. Now I need to plan a picnic. Except after several unbelievably awesome days at 80 degrees we are in for rain and 50's... errr.

* Made another batch of my Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts. I brought a dozen (1/2 the batch) over to my neighbor. Here were the toppings I used this time...

(left to right) Unsweetened Toasted Coconut, Crushed Sugar Free Peppermint, Crushed Sugar Free Malted Milk Balls, Chopped Hazelnuts. I made a few plain Chocolate Glazed too.

* I'm purging, exfoliating, cleansing, whatever you want to call it. I'm clearing clutter and getting stuff together to donate or freecycle. There is something really freeing about passing on things that no longer have a place in my life to someone who needs them. That whole circle of life thing. It's all about the karma, baby.


Listening to: "It Takes Two" Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock... and it will be stuck in my head all day. "I wanna rock right now. I'm Rob Base and I came to get down. I'm not internationally known. But I'm known to rock the microphone."

This song always makes me think of Dance Party USA. Remember that show?

9 comments:

Alaska Family said...

I have been banded for about 5 months now and LOVE your recipes! I hate to cook but love making your stuff. We really dont have seets in the house anymore for the kids. Just cookies for lunches. I made these this morning. So easy and quick. I couldnt find almond flour so I just used extra pancake mix. But hey they still came out great and the kids LOVED them. I like that they can have something a little sweet but opn the good side for them!

poohkinandpiglet said...

Love those cool bento boxes. My kids use them for school lunch and think it's so fun to make their own. Healthy lunch for the kids and less work for Mom. Hooray! Love your recipes!

Anonymous said...

"Because, I get stupid. I mean, outrageous. Stay fromfrom me, if you're contagious..." Thanks for bringing back the Dance Party USA memories. I l.o.v.e.d that show. I can only remember one regular's name, Princess, but i thought she was the coolest thing. :)

~Rosie

Anonymous said...

Can you buy Almond Flour in the grocery stores?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks guys glad you are enjoying the blog.

On the Almond Flour/Meal - it's ground Almonds so you can buy Raw Almonds and whiz the heck out of the in a food processor or coffee grinder. Some supermarkets may carry it. Trader Joe's carries bags of Almond Meal (really reasonably priced too)

Hope this helps,
~Michelle

Anonymous said...

HI Shelley, have you made a Thai version of your lettuce wraps? I love Larb Gai and have no idea what is in it. It tastes limey. Thanks, Jo

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Jo,

I would think adding some Thai basil and lime juice added would make a pretty good replica. I haven't tried it but if you do let me know how it comes out. I'd do peanuts instead of cashews too.

~Michelle

Megan H. said...

I made these Asian Lettuce Cups last night. They were super fast and easy and, of course, they tasted great. Keep the yummy recipes coming. You should really publish a cookbook.

Megan in NYC

*Christina said...

To my lettuce wraps I like to add some water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots for texture. Also a little hoi sin sauce adds a little flavor and chili oil for a kick! Thanks for all your recipies, they're great!